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Jul 14, 2012 7:00am PDT
in the affordable health care act. two of those states, texas and florida, by themselves account for 3 million people who are eligible under the medicaid expansion who simply won't get it thanks to their governors. the law could extend coverage to anyone with an income up to 133% of the poverty line, let's be clear who falls in the category. an individual with an annual income just below $15,000 or a family of four living on as little as $30,000 a year. before the affordable care act expanded the social safety net to catch these people, they simply were not quite poor enough to qualify for health care and still are not in the seven states whose governors seem contempt to let them continue to slip through the cracks. as we discuss making an appeal to the middle class, i still have to wonder why for those still struggling to get in that class their own governors who deny them just a little bit of help, still we me at the table, shelby knox, lawrence otis graham, it feels like the poverty line is a better definition of the poor, a definition of a family of four existing on $30,000 as wealthy enou
Jul 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
, texas voter i.d. law. he also pointed out the travel hardships of those that they face under the law. then he started out with these five words. >> we call those poll taxes. >> that ad lib was used in the jim crow style to deny african-americans to vote and they were ruled unconstitutional by the u.s. supreme court in 1937 and outlawed. still with me, bob franken, joy reid, wade henderson and lizz winstead. >> they deny the african-americans to vote. this is an added burden on those who should have unfettered access to the polls, people who have voted historically with absolutely no problem. to argue that there is a voter fraud issue is to use deceptive tactics to justify these abuses intended to rig the outcome of the election. holder was right. it's because he was a surrogate, a proxy for barack obama. an argument that he's fighting for all americans is real. joe biden touched on that in his remarks. i'd point out that romney ignored it entirely. >> this is aimed much more at his panic voters than african-americans. >> absolutely. >> and in florida they make it very clear this is a
Jul 8, 2012 7:00am PDT
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Jul 22, 2012 7:00am PDT
... austin, texas... we are all here to represent the country we love. this is for everyone back home. it's go time. across america, we're all committed to team usa. >>. >> this week, south africa and the world, celebrates nelson mandela's birthday. former president bill clinton joined mr. mandela in person. this is 22 years since mandela's release from prison, still years shy of the 27 years he spent behind bars. he was elected president of south africa in the first multirace elections. years before, it was the oppressive politics of the apartheid regime that rallied people for the cause of equal justice in south africa. americans demanded economic sanctions on an unjust government an ocean away. we took a look in the vault and found this clip from nbc nightly news in 1986. >> on the berkeley campus today, more than words flying as anti apartheid demonstrators battled with police. symbolic south africanan shanties put up by demonstrators were torn down by university workers as a fire hazard. the demonstrateors counteracted with bottles, rocks and garbage cans. police moved in to arrest t
Jul 14, 2012 10:00am EDT
. how do we get the politics, can the national democratic party say we're targeting texas and losianwhertheyreurni down bic rigs? the demrati pty suld doi tha but ihebsen ofoingat,eopl wre ncerd ne to to vots themlvesnd g the to start pressuring politicians actually in both parties. we have nearly 50illion american who is a oiciay pooryhe feral stastic and ideles. anotr 50illi wallhe nearpo,ust a nchr t abe thoffial pertyline. that's almost 100 million people, which is about a third of the entire u.s. population, poor or nea poor atindf mdlelass soety hatfou heo ma peoe ling porty? >>t's not aiddl css sociy, is ttrowi difference. the claim was just me about it being a basic right and what's good for the people, but people who have health care go to wk d ty en wes and ty p eir lls on time it i als gd enomi delopmt. but messa, tight gornoror sen gerno dot ca abo th. that's a strategic move for them. the same move when january brewer, the governor of arizona, waved heringer in the facf oupresent. is w allboutendi a meage er sports to galizeer ba. thesare polical mos. it ino
Jul 15, 2012 10:00am EDT
this is a resatin ise anheyeedo minize th tnout ominoty voters. >> in texas, for instance, there have been 70 voteraud cases nce 20. 39 mlion vos. rig. exacy. >> a morlien sigings >> and i mean outer space aliens. >> rht. >> i thit's parf a lge issuthat you h iiscoin whatan bonsted asn efrt testr the unions. >> yep. isn't this interested that republicans are trying to satagehen com to ting ich a sred pt of mocry. liz >> aer hring these new stories constantly, i was busy having a nervous breakdown because of this fact and i started googling other things. there's more people tha he hathe ong mb autat. thbiggt prlem eve ti youave ythi lik thisthatiny,iny rcenge, en ttecom the way we talk about the norm, 's a problem. >>nd part of itas thenap wasoing absuteluts aut w sh fel - thaitt mney d talked down to a group of people who lived poll taxes and the black and white grainy film sowher thesare oldlack fol ttinin toomho suffed, who made this different and to acknowledge it, to not say that the voter suppression efforts are real, to not make that a legitimate point of contention, areepubcan ints
Jul 1, 2012 7:00am PDT
an exchange. as did texas, whose governor, rick perry, has said "absolutely he has absolutely no interesting in accelerating the implementation of obama care and will not create a health insurance exchange." virginians, governor bob macdonald says there is still some uncertainty at this point to what the right course is. you can't forget arkansas governoror vel f ancorval faubu said it is my responsibility and my purpose and determination to defend the constitutional rights of the people of arkansas to the full extent of my ability. okay. i cheated a bit. faubus is not the current governor of arkansas. it is mike beebe,ç but back on september 18, 1958, governor faubus affirmed arkansas's place on the list of states that resisted school desegregation. three years after the supreme court ordered southern states to move with "all deliberate speed" to deselling ra gait public schools. the affordable care act line is more specific. states have until january 1, 2013 to demonstrate that their exchanges, the marketplace where is customers can shop around for insurance, will be up and running next
Jul 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
, this is how it should be. >> look at texas. it is one of the states where the tea party governor rick perry said he will not take the medicaid expansion, even though the government pays for 100% of it or 90% of it. 25% of texans are uninsured and this would impact millions of people. i did an article at the up now and the cost to kick in for medicare expansion, if they passed the minimal income tax, if they passed the minimal state incomes tax, they could pay for this 26 times over. >> it is really -- this is why we started our #fdj, forget bobby jindal. they are sending back money about what we just talked about. >> every state that rejected this, they have incredible tax loopholes and tax breaks. >> quick programming note. msnbc will continue to cover the colorado shootings with a two-hour special report at 3:00 p.m. eastern hosted by chris jansing. >>> up next, are we keeping our promise to do better as a nation? [ cellphone rings ] the wife. hey, babe. got the jetta. i wiped the floor with the guy! not really. i would've been fine with 0% for 36 months, but i demanded 60. no.
Jul 7, 2012 10:00am EDT
embraced, that would run from cushioning where the huge bottleneck occurred here running down to the texas filth coast. >> let me read this back out to you. you mentioned the bp oil spill. this is very real, very personal for me as a new orlenean. i also think of the cost, the ecological, personal, national cost of the accident along that really strikes terror in my heart. >> are you talking about the keystone pipeline? >> yep. >> this one there was real reason to take yourime in terms of building something like this. personally, i would like to see at least a little time taken in terms of which way the pipeline is being run and staying away for some of the aquaphors. the president has, in fact, in some ways kind of walked back a little bit off his problems with the pipeline. and i believe it will be approved after the next election is over. >> regardless of who becomes president. >> regardless of who becomes president. in many ways, it has become a strong issue for people to focus on, but there are literally dozens of pipelines. these kinds of pipes running through the country. this one i
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